Arts and Culture
Coeur d’Alene supports a broad range of arts and culture. Performing and visual arts abound, especially in the summer months.
Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre
Established in 1967, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre (a non-profit organization) is Idaho’s oldest performing arts organization. The Theatre specializes in production of full-scale Broadway musicals during a 12-week, 36-performance season during the months of June, July, and August. CST performs in The Schuler Auditorium Performing Arts Center in the campus of North Idaho College by the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene in scenic Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Please see the calendar of events section of this blog for more specifics of each presentation and/or visit http://www.cdasummertheatre.com .
Lake City Playhouse
The Lake City Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre in Coeur d’Alene. They are the only community theater located in Kootenai County. The Lake City Playhouse has been providing affordable access to quality theatre productions since 1961. The Playhouse produces eight main season shows per year and also hosts children’s theater workshops and special engagements. Please see the calendar of events section of this blog for more specifics of each presentation and/or visit www.lakecityplayhouse.org
Opera Coeur d’Alene
Opera Coeur d’Alene hosts several performances during the year. Please see the calendar of events section of this blog for more specifics of each presentation and/or visit http://www.operacda.com
Museum of North Idaho
The Museum of North Idaho collects, preserves and interprets the history of the Coeur d’Alene Region. to foster appreciation of the area’s heritage.To achieve its mission the Museum has a comprehensive collection of artifacts and materials that reflect the history of the area. The collection is preserved, exhibited and is available to the general public and researchers according to professional museum standards. The Museum of North Idaho is located at 115 Northwest Boulevard in front of the Coeur d’Alene City Park. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 1st to October 29.The Museum library and office are open by appointment year round. Admission: Adults $3.00; Families $7.00; Children $1.00. Upon arrival please request a 1-hour free parking voucher. www.museumni.org
Free Concerts in the Park
During the summer months, visitors can experience free concerts in three of our parks – Sherman Park, Coeur d’Alene City Park and River Stone Park. Please see the Calendar of Events section of this blog for more specifics.
Art Walk takes place in downtown Coeur d’Alene each second Friday from April through December. The galleries in the downtown area are open, many of them hosting special showings. Visitors can stroll in and out of the galleries, enjoy refreshments and enjoy the fine art of this region.
Music Walk takes place in downtown Coeur d’Alene each fourth Friday in January, February and March. Restaurants, coffee houses and lounges host musicians and visitors can move from venue to venue to experience all the variety of performers from this area.